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SportTech Journal 2021: Digital edition now available for download

The digital edition of SVG Europe’s 2021 SportTech Journal is now available to download and view. The SportTech Journal is a specially curated review of the major sporting events of the past 12 months, including extensive coverage of the Olympic Games, Euro 2020 and the Champions League. Highlights include: Live from Tokyo: Behind the scenes […]  More

Sports TV Awards 2021 Finalist: 20×20 Campaign by RTÉ Sport

RTÉ Sport’s work in shifting the public perception of women in sport through Ireland’s 20×20 campaign has made the shortlist for SVG Europe’s prestigious Sports TV Awards 2021, being nominated in the ‘SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV’ category. According to UNESCO, 40% of all sports participants globally are women, yet women’s […]  More

Three is the magic number: How FilmNova and the PTO covered The Collins Cup, triathlon’s biggest challenge

The Collins Cup, the main event in the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) calendar, took place in Slovakia at the end of August and was shown live in over 100 countries. In this article, we take a look back at the massive effort, multiple challenges and military involvement behind broadcasting coverage of the event. It’s great […]  More

ESL expands and upgrades Polish production facility for REMI with Blackmagic Design

While the pandemic forced the shutter down on spectator attendance at esports events, unlike regular sports the live action continued unchecked. For players, the shift to playing remotely was not a big adjustment as they were already used to playing online and from home. Most talent were also already outfitted for online streaming, as many […]  More

Time to do the right thing: How Broadcast Academy is helping women sit in the director’s chair

By Ekta Hutton, head of Broadcast Academy, HBS This month beer brand Michelhob Ultra announced its plan to invest $100 million in women’s sports. “It’s always the right time to do the right thing,” said Ricardo Marquez from the company. This is another example of how women’s sport is making huge strides all over the […]  More

Sports TV Awards 2021 Finalist: United Initiative by BT Sport

Giving young women and inner-city students the opportunity to work in a real broadcast environment, BT Sport’s United Initiative has earned a coveted place on SVG Europe’s prestigious Sports TV Awards 2021 shortlist for the ‘SVG Europe Women Award for Diversity in Sports TV’. Across 2020, BT partnered with Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for […]  More

In the driver’s seat: Fan control and data-driven experiences are key to next-gen sports viewing

By Joe Ferreira, vice president, sports & events, LTN Global The nature of sports consumption is rapidly evolving, with highly interactive, personalised experiences shaping viewing habits. Fans tuning into major finals across the sporting calendar have more customisation options at their fingertips than ever before, placing pressure on sports content producers to deliver immersive, fan-controlled […]  More

Pixellot to produce hundreds of Hungarian Hockey Federation games

Pixellot and Magyar Jégkorong Szövetség – The Hungarian Hockey Federation – have teamed up to provide full coverage of all top league Hungarian ice hockey matches in the coming season. The deployment of Pixellot systems will augment the TV broadcasts of the federation meaning that not only will all first league games be broadcast, but also […]  More

Olympics, OTT and open source: TAG VS’s Kevin Joyce discusses continuous innovation in a year like no other

As Kevin Joyce, Zer0 Friction office at TAG Video Systems, reflects on a busy summer of sport, it’s clear that there’s one particular highlight – the Tokyo Olympics. “That was a big event for TAG,” he enthuses. “Being an all-IP, all-software, real-time media platform and in the midst of COVID, where people had to start putting together dynamic, […]  More